Homan also said the protesters "need to educate themselves" about ICE's activities and that they are seeking "better rules for illegal alien families than we have for USA citizen families".
The HSI special agents recommend spinning off their office to continue investigating national-security threats, child pornography and transnational crime, with deportations taking the focus at its sister agency, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
The analysis found that during the first full 14 months of the Trump administration, 69 percent of undocumented immigrants arrested by ICE agents had a criminal record. FPS officials say the building should reopen sometime next week. Signs, furniture and clothing could be seen inside a U-Haul. An eighth person was charged with interfering with a peace officer. They were released from custody with orders to appear in court September 7.
Nielsen said that under "his exceptional leadership, the men and women of ICE have made significant progress in restoring the rule of law to our immigration system and countering criminals such as human smugglers and those attempting to exploit children".
"I think they'll never win another election", he added.
"Everyone knows this has been a possibility from day one", protester Lilith Sinclair, a protester, said.
Another protester faces a state charge of interfering with a peace office, while one other was released without charges. "They can't collect and gather information to go after people who are truly problems".
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Some protesters' tents were dismantled, according to the station.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in OR issued a statement saying officers started a "law enforcement action" to reopen the facility on Southwest Macadam Avenue.
"In line with the Mayor and Police Commissioner's directions, the Police Bureau was not involved in the Federal Protective Services (FPS) actions as it related to Occupy ICE PDX", Burley said in an email. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said, "We need to probably think about starting from scratch".
Attendees at some public demonstrations have sought to protest both the border issues and ICE.
Protests have already begun to grow in size and frequency.
Ice agents are under fire nationwide.
The protesters objected to Portland Police officers diverting traffic outside the ICE facility. But he said it's "heartening" that immigration policy in general "is at the forefront of the conversation ahead of 2020".